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April 18, 2013

Will we ever use flash drives for enterprise backup?

We are living in a time of technological ferment, if you will, and there are multiple IT approaches in the works ─ all with the mission of dealing with the ‘data deluge.’  Obviously, as data grows, there’s more to back up. And the various strategies for dealing with it include deduplication, block-level backups, snapshots for recovery and so forth. But there’s one I haven’t heard discussed too much: what about using flash drives for backup?